Near Mill Creek in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
A Scenic Boulevard
Lassen Volcanic National Park
The road construction was timely. Henry Ford's ten-millionth automobile rolled off the assembly line the year earlier and automobile touring was fast becoming an American pastime. With the building of the new road, park visitation by car jumped from 142 in 1924 to 2,200 in 1925.
The principal design challenge for the road centered on how to balance auto access while maintaining the park's pristine state. Mather weighed in to stop his own agency's overly ambitious road plans, ensuring that road construction to scenic features did not disturb the park's wilderness integrity.
The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway and All American Road extends from Lassen Volcanic National Park in California to Crater Lake National Park
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
Location. 40° 28.269′ N, 121° 29.586′ W. Marker is near Mill Creek, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Lassen Peak Highway (Scenic California Route 89) 13 miles north of California Route 36, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the Lassen Peak Highway summit, and about 8/10 mile north of the Lassen Peak Trailhead parking area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mill Creek CA 96061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pluck and Carry (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bumpass’s Hell (approx. one mile away); Cinder Cone Volcano and the Fantastic Lava Beds (approx. 2.7 miles away); A Night to Remember / Three Days Later (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hot Rock (approx. 3˝ miles away); Loomis Legacy (approx. 5.8 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 5.8 miles away); Nobles' Emigrant Trail (approx. 6.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway. The 30-mile Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway winds around the east side of Lassen Peak and connects the northwest and southwest entrances of the park. Plan for a one-hour drive time, without stops. Travel the highway in either direction and enjoy numerous roadside highlights. (Submitted on January 31, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.